Ocala Horse Shows and Horseback Riding
Marion County, Florida
Ocala Horse welcomes you to the equestrian paradise of Ocala, located in the rolling hills of Marion County, Florida. Here, many of the nations top horse breeders perfect their craft, producing thoroughbred race horses as well as virtually every other breed of horse. Ocala, Florida is also winter headquarters for the HITS show jumping winter series at Hits Post Time Farm.
Horse farms create stunning vistas of endless green grass accented by black horse fencing and majestic oak trees. Here, future racing thorobreds and horse show champions are born. A visit to a one of the many horse farms open to the public is a must.
Florida Horse Park, an attraction in itself, is the center of horse shows for North Central Florida. Skilled jumpers or disciplined dressage riders compete for ribbons almost every weekend.
Winter months bring professional riders to the famous Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) circuit has been performing at Hits Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida from mid January to mid March for over 30 years.
The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit offers grand prix show jumping classes in divisions for the beginner, novice and experienced rider. The circuit features 21 grand prix events worth over $1.5 million in prize money, which the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix to close out the circuit.
Hits Post Time Farm is located at 13710 US Highway 27 in Ocala, Florida. Spectators are welcome.
Rocking Horse Stables offers a full slate of Dressage Shows, Combined Training Schooling Shows, and Pony Club National Testing events. Located in Altoona, Florida which is close to Ocala, Tampa and Orlando. Rocking Horse
Canterbury Showplace is a beautiful Equestrian Center located in nearby Newberry, Florida and is open to horse-related events, horse eventing, and classic horse shows. Show schedule click here.
Staying in the Ocala area? Visit Hotels in Ocala for complete hotel, car rental and attraction reservations. Planing a trip to Orlando? Make reservations here.
Enjoy a leisurely horse carriage ride through horse country and enjoy the informative banter of your guide.
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Jan 23, 2015
Spring Break Riding Camps
March is Coming Fast
Register now for spring break horseback riding camps. Spring break is only six weeks away. Also start looking at summer horseback riding camps now and avoid disappointment this summer. More info...
Jan 22, 2015
Rights of First Refusal: What You Need to Know
By Rachel Kosmal McCart
At Equine Legal Solutions, we are frequently asked about rights of first refusal in horse sales.
These inquiries typically come from former owners who are upset because they weren't notified before a horse was resold or otherwise transferred to a new owner. They want to know if they can get the horse back, but the answer is almost always no.
There are two main reasons why:
The right of first refusal wasn't in writing.
The horse is already sold before the former owner finds out. More info...
Jan 22, 2015
What Should I Expect From a Veterinary Visit?
By Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM
I am looking for general information regarding my veterinarian and horse care. What should I expect from the veterinarian? I feel like she just provides shots, but there is really no physical examination. Is there a set protocol or standard that I should be asking for? She does shots and moves on to the next horse, and that is about it. My dog gets a more thorough physical exam when I take him to the vet. More info...
Jan 20, 2015More Ocala Horse News
Are You Crash-Ready?
By Diane E. Rice
Cathy Gray and her daughter, Adrienne Higbee, never suspected impending tragedy when they headed home to Albuquerque, New Mexico, from the National Barrel Horse Association Super Show in Las Vegas on June 2, 2014.
Hauling two horses in a three-horse slant-load gooseneck behind their truck, they stopped suddenly, just east of Gallup, New Mexico, to wait in a long line of traffic for an accident half a mile up the road.
“I was watching in my rearview mirror and saw a car stopped behind me, (and was) praying that everyone behind them stopped as well,” Cathy recalls. “In an instant that car was spun into the median, and we were hit by an incredible force from behind.”
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